Spector NS USA SHORTY™, Spalted Maple Stuart Spector Design Bass Guitars:: USA :: NS2 SHORTY, Spalted Maple top, Aguilar preamp, EMG TW pickups, short scale :: UK, For sale, on offerCustom hand made basses, Bassdirect, Warwick



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Spector NS USA SHORTY™, Quilt Maple, Trans Black Gloss

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For those who prefer a shorter scale 30 3/8" bass then this is the perfect solution in a modern state-of-the-art instrument. Originally designed for Garry Tallent from the E street band, this has now become a very popular addition to the amazing Spector range. Featuring a lightweight body topped with a superb piece of quilted maple with a high gloss trans black satin finish, a 3 piece graphite reinforced maple neck and pau ferro fingerboard this bass feels like pure class. The electronics are handled by EMG 35TW with single/dual coil switching pickups that are mated to the industry standard aguilar OBP 3 band eq with 2 selectable mid frequencies and active/passive switching. This bass is capable of a vast range of useable tones and is a dream to play. The bass is really light weight at 8lb /3.6kg and comes with fitted Spector case.

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Originally designed for Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band), we are proud to offer the SPECTOR® “Shorty™" Short Scale (30 3/8”) bolt-on bass. The Shorty™ also features a first for the NS-Bass™, a string through body design! Ask your SPECTOR® dealer for more information about this exciting new model.

Our USA Series™ Bolt-On Basses offer a the same quality, tonal range and versatility as our Neck-Thru basses but are specifically designed for those who design the feel and sound of a bolt-on neck. Lighter than our

but with the same ergonomic comfort that makes the NS-Bass™ so comfortable to play.


  1. These basses are powered by ACTIVE EMG® Pickups and Aguilar’s® Dynamic OBP-3™ Tone Circuit with several available pickup configuration options including "J" and "MM" pickups. 

  2. Bartolini® Dual Humbucking Pickups are an option

  3. Each model features our ORIGINAL DEEP SOCKET NECK INSERT™ design.  Stuart Spector invented this neck/socket design in 1982 to allow bolt-on basses to have increased sustain and stability.

  4. A newer-modified NS-Body™ design.  This design uses the original NS-Body™ profile but has less rounding of the main body planes.  The horns are not as round and the back body curve is slightly less dramatic than our Neck-Thru NS-Bass Models™.

  5. Each model has a solid lightweight Mahogany body with a sold top of either exotic wood (EX) or figured Maple (FM).

  6. 3 Piece Rock-Maple graphite reinforced neck with 24 fret Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood) fingerboard and mother of pearl SPECTOR® Crown Inlays.

  1. Original Spector NS curved body style

  2. 30 3/8" scale, 22 frets, Deep Socket Neck Insert™ for maximum sustain and stability

  3. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Bolt on Rock Maple Neck - satin black finish

  4. Pau Ferro Fingerboard, 16" radius

  5. Mother of Pearl Spector crown inlays

  6. Brass nut width 1.64"

  7. Black Hardware, Custom Hipshot A style Brass Bridge

  8. Gotoh GB70 Tuners

  9. Dunlop Straplocks.

  10. Body: lightweight Mahogany

  11. 5A Quilt Maple top

  12. High Gloss Trans Black finish - £500 option

  13. EMG 35TW pickups with coil taps on the volume/volume control

  14. Aquilar OBP3 active preamp, bass, treble, mid (with push/pull frequency select), volume, volume

  15. Limited lifetime warranty against defects to the original owner.

  16. Fitted hard case

  17. Weight - 8lb/3.6kg


Tel: 01926 886433

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